Orenthal James Simpson was granted parole on Thursday afternoon after nine years in prison.

The former football star will now be released from prison this October after four members of the Nevada Parole Board voted unanimously for his release.

Simpson was joined at Lovelock Correctional Facility by his lawyer Malcolm LaVergne  for the hearing, who arrived alongside Simpson’s  close friend Tom Scotto, his sister Shirley Baker, and his daughter Arnelle.

He was grinning from ear-to-ear after the board announced their decision, before making his way back into the prison where he will be incarcerated for at least two more months.

Simpson, 70, also took some time to  thank the board before rejoining the prison population.